1966 Ford Bronco Roadster (U13) – Built as a direct competitor to the International Scout, the original Ford Bronco was initially offered in three cab types: a wagon, a pickup (discontinued after 1972), and an open model with cut-out filler panels instead of doors, to come off something as a big CJ-5. The four-wheel-drive Bronco earned a loyal following from new. Interest increased in the central plains states and the American west, while they also disappeared rapidly from the northern states, being a good platform for a small snowplow and the perfect get-around vehicle in the winter. Engine choices were limited to a 170-cid inline six-cylinder and a 289-cid V-8 during the model’s first year of production, and a 302-cid appeared in 1969. Otherwise, minimal changes to functionality or cosmetics were made during the truck’s 12-year run. Though popular, the Bronco didn’t have wide-spread utility or mass appeal and production figures weren’t as high as survivorship might lead one to believe. The U13 Roadster production only lasted from 1966-1968 with only 5,000 units rolling off the assembly line. It is believed that only 150 are still in existence.
This remarkable first-year, 1966 Bronco Roadster was meticulously restored in 2016 and has seen only 220 miles of asphalt since. The exhaustive restoration was completed with all NOS parts and is absolutely flawless. Power is provided by the original 170ci, 6 Cylinder, 3 speed column shift transmission, and 4×4 suspension. The Springtime Yellow paint shows as new and are accented nicely by the gray vinyl bucket seats. You will be hard pressed to find a nicer U13 anywhere and especially at this price. While the valuation experts at Hagerty currently price a #1 condition Bronco such as this at $76,100, we are proud to offer this example for only $59,900. It is well known that your classic car investment is always safe when you buy the very best. This is an opportunity to own the nicest Bronco Roadster on the market well below current value and a fraction of what it will be worth in the near future. Contact us today to become the fortunate new caretaker.